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Expert in Concrete Specifications, Concrete Construction Site Problem Evaluation, Rework/Repair Alternatives

Expert ID: 729869 Alaska, USA

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Expert has sucessfully managed the construction of national defense missile fields, power plants, pavements, and bridges. He consulted on concrete for nuclear waste sites, radioactive shielding, parking garages, and water treatment plants. He also evaluated defective concrete, and authored and revised concrete specifications.

Hanford Nuclear Waste Vitrification Plant - briefed and consulted on concrete mix design requirements and alternatives.Chehalis Water Treatment Plant, Chehalis, Washington - evaluated concrete tower discoloration vs. strength requirements.University of Washington Medical Research Facility, Seattle, Washington - evaluated and provided mix design requirements for radiation shielding.Marriott Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska - provided mix design requirements and site evaluation during monolithic concrete placement of base slab, approximately 210' x 210' x 16'.Spokane International Airport Parking Garage, Spokane, Washington - evaluated and resolved post-tensioning problems with columns as tied to elevated slabs.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2007 Degree: MBA Subject: Finance and Accounting Institution: Regis University
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: The Citadel

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Deputy Program Manager Department: Construction Responsibilities: He was hired specifically to resolve concrete construction quality problems and currently serves to manage Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
Years: 2003 to 2009 Employer: Boeing Corporation Title: Site Construction Manager Department: Site Development Responsibilities: He provided technical and contractual direction to subcontractors, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Health and Safety, and briefings to Client and Owner. Reviewed and resolved all concrete conflicts.
Years: 1997 to 2002 Employer: BASF/Master Buillders Title: Northwest Regional Engineer Department: Field Engineering Responsibilities: He consulted on concrete construction of projects including water treatment plants, nuclear waste facilities, radiation shielding, dams, sports arenas, light-rail transit, medical research facilities. He also made technical presentations of concrete issues to AE firms and chapters of ACI, SAME and SEA.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1984 to 1990 Agency: Corps of Engineers Role: Design/Construction Manager/Engineer Description: He managed feasibility studies, design and construction of various military installations.
Years: 1990 to 1991 Agency: Strategic Air Command, USAF Role: Program Manager Description: Managed construction portion of environmental upgrades at all state-side SAC installations.
Years: 2003 to Present Agency: Missile Defense Agency Role: Construction Manager Description: Managed concrete construction of missile fields, supporting structures and power plant, at Fort Greely, Alaska

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He serves as a committee member in the American Concrete Institute and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Licenses / Certifications
He is currently a Professional Engineer in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas and Missouri. He also holds a current DOD Top Secret clearance.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has provided expert witness testimony in depositions, served as subject matter expert in concrete construction arbitrations between Owners and Contractors.
Training / Seminars
He has developed and presented technical seminars on concrete (general terms), shrinkage, crack minimization, hot and cold weather placement, specification composition, underwater concrete, fly ash/slag/silica fume usage, concrete thermal issues, proper curing.
Vendor Selection
He is an ACI committe member, and has connections to all products and knowledge necessary to provide a flawless product.

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